Wahooo it’s Cherry Blossom Weekend ”“ that’s the true sign of spring in DC, correct? The 10k, the beautiful trees, the allergies.

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTE ”“ we are CANCELLING the Riley’s Lock ride for Saturday. We will ONLY have the ride from Monocacy Middle School. Silly to do two team rides on the same day in Maryland.

 

*****VOTE ON OUR WEEKEND POLL HERE!*****

In this e-mail:
Friday Colonies Zone Swim Meet ”“ 3:00 PM ”“ George Mason Pool ”“ Fairfax, VA

Friday Cherry Blossom Expo ”“ 3:00 PM ”“ Building Museum, Washington, DC

Saturday Group Ride ”“ 9:00 AM ”“ Monocacy Middle School ”“ Frederick, MD

Saturday Cherry Blossom Expo ”“ 9:00 AM ”“ Building Museum, Washington, DC

Sunday Running Technique Clinic ”“ 8:30 AM ”“ Potomac River Running ”“ Arlington, VA

Sunday Hash Run or Trail Run ”“ 10:00 AM ”“ Potomac River Running ”“ Arlington, VA

Sunday New Z Plan Your Season Clinic ”“ 3:00 PM ”“ Arlington Oaks ”“ Arlington, VA

Sunday Race Planning, Marathon/IM Prep ”“ 4:00 PM ”“ Arlington Oaks ”“ Arlington, VA

Sunday New Z Social ”“ 6:00 PM ”“ Rock Bottom Brewery ”“ Arlington, VA


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Friday Colonies Zone Swim Meet ”“ 3:00 PM ”“ George Mason Pool ”“ Fairfax, VA

 

Great event to participate in or spectate and cheer on your teammates! Swimming in a meet can be intimidating, but it’s a lot of fun no matter what your level is ”“ if you haven’t registered, it’s too late now, but go check it out anyway and wear GREEN!

Please remember, if you are registered for the 1000 or the 1650, you MUST check in before 3:30pm or you will be scratched!

 

More info –

https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1463&smid=6059

 

When: Friday
Where: GMU Aquatic & Fitness Center

The GMU Aquatic & Fitness Center has requested that all swimmers enter thru the side door (closest to Parking Lot C). This door will open at 2:30pm on Friday and 8:30am on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Directions:

If you are you using Google Maps, Nottoway River Ln, Fairfax, VA will get you to the correct parking lot.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Nottoway+River+Ln,+Fairfax,+VA+22030/@38.8254515,-77.30661,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89b64e67ad7d4bcd:0xe213807bd77172dc

 

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Friday Cherry Blossom Expo ”“ 3:00 PM ”“ Building Museum, Washington, DC
Check out the expo and stop by the Team Z booth (or help out if you have time!)

More info:

http://www.cherryblossom.org/generalinfo/packetpickup.php

 

Where: National Building Museum
Street Address: 401 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Google Map Link:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/National+Building+Museum/@38.897924,-77.017547,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89b7b78ee8345b73:0x48233bd191725f45

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Saturday Group Ride ”“ 9:00 AM ”“ Monocacy Middle School ”“ Frederick, MD

 

For a while now the Coaches have wanted to broaden the range of cycling routes the Team has at its disposal. This won’t mean much to you new Zers yet, but most of our vets have been riding our existing routes since Moses was in pull-ups. So this weekend we’re pleased to bring you a brand new ride out of one of our traditional starting locations, Monocacy Middle School in Frederick, a ride we’re calling “Up and Over.” The three longest options take in some truly beautiful terrain up around Catoctin mountain and feature lots of gradual climbing and one of the most exhilarating descents in the area. For those who want a serious challenge, each of the longer routes includes the option to tackle the infamous Harp Hill. But if you are new to the team, rest assured; we also have two shorter routes, both also very scenic and peaceful. And for you vets who are only now, ahem, coming out of hibernation and want to get a few miles in, these shorter routes reverse some of the usual Monocacy routes, and throw in a couple of new roads as well.

 

For this ride, in addition to the cue-sheets which are located in the “This Weekend” folder on the Team Z Member website, you will also find “Ride Notes” a document that includes more detailed information about training goals, rest stops, safety heads-ups, and terrain that will help you decide which ride option to take. GPS files are also available for those with compatible cycle computers.

 

We have the following distance options available (the “H” designates a route with the Harp Hill climb, which is described in more detail in the Ride Notes): 70, 68H, 61, 59H, 52, 50H, 28, and 15.

All routes above 50 share the same route over Catoctin and feature a substantial amount of climbing.  Therefore only our strongest riders should contemplate the 70. For those of you training for IMLP the 60 would be ideal because it will give you a lot of practice at the kind steady climbing you will encounter on the course. And for those of you signed up for Mountains of Misery, Harp should definitely be on your agenda, for the reasons described in the ride notes).

 

AWOL: Mark Mullen

 

Ride Leaders: Jodi Hofacre, David Natoli

 

SAGS: Misha O’Hanlan, Frank Castro

 

Start time:   Saturday 9:00 AM

 

Address:8009 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702

 

Google Map:  

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Monocacy+Middle+School/@39.454558,-77.413251,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x2827f3326d63dfcb

 

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Saturday Cherry Blossom Expo ”“ 9:00 AM ”“ Building Museum, Washington, DC
Same as above

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Sunday Running Technique Clinic ”“ 8:30 AM ”“ Potomac River Running ”“ Arlington, VA

 

This clinic is taught by Pro Triathlete and Potomac River Running Store Owner, Margie Shapiro.  The clinic will begin with an overview of gait analysis and proper shoe selection.  It will then move into a high level introduction of running form, most common mistakes made by runners, and how to fix those mistakes.  The goal is to introduce you to the basic concepts of proper running form to aid in prevention of running related injuries.  The lecture will cover all of the main topics and tools that can be used to improve your running technique, and then we’ll move outside for a session to have you practice some running drills.  People will be asked to participate as examples and we’ll correct running form as needed, so wear your athletic gear and expect to be “active”, though we are not going for a “group run” during the clinic.  This is a fantastic clinic and is for EVERYONE!

When:   Saturday, 8:30 AM
Where: Arlington Potomac River Running Store
Leader: Margie
Street Address: 4501 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA

 

Google map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/4501+Fairfax+Dr,+Arlington,+VA+22213/@38.8870424,-77.1616694,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89b7b4efb2fd887d:0x2722c016b989b78c  

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Sunday Hash Run or Trail Run ”“ 10:00 AM ”“ Potomac River Running ”“ Arlington, VA

 

We’ll have a trail option for those who don’t want to Hash (W&OD) – or for those who need to run longer, but for those who want to Hash, Team 2 is ready to lead you!

The “hash gods” will be celebrating the arrival of spring (finally!) with a cherry blossom/spring theme, which will include spring-themed adult refreshments. What type of refreshments? Well, you have to show up to find out!

 

When:   Saturday, 10:00 AM

 

Where: Arlington Potomac River Running Store

 

Leaders: Team 2

 

Street Address: 4501 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA

 

Google map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/4501+Fairfax+Dr,+Arlington,+VA+22213/@38.8870424,-77.1616694,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89b7b4efb2fd887d:0x2722c016b989b78c  

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Sunday New Z Plan Your Season Clinic ”“ 3:00 PM ”“ Arlington Oaks ”“ Arlington, VA

 

This clinic is geared towards the New Team Zers and learning about how to plan your season out with the team. Definitely try to make this one if you are new to the team!

 

When:   3:00 PM

Where:   Arlington Oaks Recreation Room

Address:   4490 N. Pershing Drive Arlington, VA 22203

Google Map:  

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=116594248747559665195.000475c06f8844b568dfa&t=h&z=16

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Sunday Race Planning, Marathon/IM Prep ”“ 4:00 PM ”“ Arlington Oaks ”“ Arlington, VA

 

This one is for the newbies AND the vets ”“ come out and learn about how to prep for your big race!

 

When:   3:00 PM

Where:   Arlington Oaks Recreation Room

Address:   4490 N. Pershing Drive Arlington, VA 22203

Google Map:  

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=116594248747559665195.000475c06f8844b568dfa&t=h&z=16

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Sunday New Z Social ”“ 6:00 PM ”“ Rock Bottom Brewery ”“ Arlington, VA

 

GREAT opportunity to meet New Zs, get to know each other, introduce some vets, etc. Come one, come all!!

Is anyone still reading this email? Just curious.

 

When:   6:00 PM

Where:   Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

Address:  Ballston Common Mall, 4238 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203

Google Map:  

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Rock+Bottom/@38.87871,-77.111148,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xf1e515ce9f9d6a04

 

— Kim